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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

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Likelihood to Recommend

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Suited is great for businesses who send a lot of emails out on a regular basis, who have to manage many different distributions or email subscriptions, and who are looking for help managing audiences and automating responses. It might be less suited for an organization that does not use email communication or who just sends out 1-2 emails per week.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.0
Dynamic content
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Landing pages
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.1
A/B testing
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.8
Mobile optimization
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3
Email deliverability
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.0
List management
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.7

Reporting & Analytics

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.3
Dashboards
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Standard reports
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.9
Custom reports
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.7

Pros

  • Sends client confirmations when they subscribe to a newsletter, sign up for a conference, or place an order with our company (SourceMedia). We don't have to hire an agency to send these for us.
  • Manages newsletter subscriptions and allows us to deploy on specific dates/times.
  • Helps us discover and manage the correct audience base per newsletter, and automates the distributions so we don't have to do it manually.
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Cons

  • Customer Service. It took quite some time to find a support "partner". Overall Salesforce account management and service is not the greatest. Not sure if it is due to their rapid growth or sheer arrogance. I now have found someone that is great from a support level but it took about 2 years and during that time we had many "hard meetings" to address our issues.
  • When using SQL one of the pain points is that you have to output everything into a Data Extension which has to be built before you can run the queries, you can't connect a 3rd party tool like Navicat, RazorSQL to get outputs while you are writing queries. So it can be a daunting task especially when you are building complex campaigns and need to see results immediately.
  • Copying certain components like Data Extensions. Sometimes you may want to repurpose data but you can't just copy a data extension, you have to build it again. You can copy structure but not data, and there is no tool for it. The same for business units, we use a production and testing business unit. We build applications in the testing bu but then have to manually recreate everything in production.
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Likelihood to Renew

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio8.9
Based on 18 answers
This is largely up to the client choosing the service again, but given our (and their) increased ability to 'pull back the curtain', we do not anticipate anything changing. I'm excited to see what the updates to the interactive marketing hub bring, and I am hoping for further app marketplace integration, as we've already had the pleasure of working with some of those companies.
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Usability

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio7.8
Based on 2 answers
I think the tool is easy to use, protects a company from the spam legislation and manages subscribers very well. It is simple to create a non-complex email. I like the survey function on the email tool as well. Overall usability is quite easy and no necessary to have an IT background or extensive knowledge to use. It is helpful, though, to have an understanding of HTML for formatting at this point.
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Reliability and Availability

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
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Performance

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio2.0
Based on 2 answers
Exact Target performs well and is relatively easy to learn. It handles subscriber management well, and is easy to organize lists and segregation of those subscribers. Emails are easy to classify and group together for re-use or resending to different demographics of the recipients. The product is reliable, and metrics of the campaign results are easy to obtain and interpret.
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Support

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support from ExactTarget is very responsive and helpful. The follow-up is timely and the online help actually answered most of my questions and gave information that I needed without having to file an actual help ticket with the support desk. It is also nice to be able to email or CALL (with real people) for support, when needed.
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Implementation

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio7.9
Based on 2 answers
Easy to implement, with simple emails and solutions initially created. More advanced usage of the tool and more advanced subscriber attribute usage was implemented during later phases when the knowledge of the tool increased. Monitoring success and results of email campaigns were done at a high level initially, but not fully used until the tool and email marketing as a whole was better understood in the corporation.
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Alternatives Considered

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio was the best of these three but the cost is significantly higher which is why we ended up not using it full time. It does things the competition can't do and has the ability to send far more email than either Radius or TargetX. The servers are much more robust and help with the campaign logic as well.
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Scalability

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had approximately 20,000 recipients of most email campaigns, with some higher amounts and some smaller campaigns. The tools is easy to use and the recipient list size is really not a factor in the complexity or work to create and email campaign. Our campaigns could just have easily been sent to many more people, with virtually no additional work.
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Return on Investment

  • Better segmentation based on Sales Cloud activity
  • Quicker development time with new content builder tools (classic builder was slow)
  • Centralized digital marketing platform that touches SMS, email, drip, and triggered marketing.
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Pricing Details

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
To learn more about products and pricing, please visit http://www.exacttarget.com/pricing.